The Do’s and Dont’s for Fall Weddings

Autumn colors and chilly weather create a cozy, romantic atmosphere. No wonder why this season is so popular for weddings! If you want to get married during the fall months, plan your theme ahead of time to make your big day stand out from the rest.

Whether you’re getting married within the next few months or you plan on tying the knot next fall, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to make your wedding a success this season.

DO: Take advantage of the outdoors.

Colorado’s leaves are so vibrant at this time of year, but sometimes the weather isn’t permitting. Don’t let the cold force you and your guests indoors! An outdoor fall wedding is less common and the foliage provides a beautiful, unique backdrop for your pictures.

With an outdoor wedding, it’s important to have a heated tent for the reception to withstand a potential chill. You can even provide blankets and pashminas for guests in case they get too cold! This way, everyone can enjoy the outdoors without letting the cold weather ruin the fun. Don’t forget that we offer heating units that will keep your guests warm and cozy while still enjoying the beautiful fall outdoor weather!

DON’T: Stick to typical fall decorations.

Leave the pumpkins and hay bales for Halloween. For fall wedding themes, avoid these cliché decorations and stick with less obvious accents.

Pears, apples and grapes are some fall fruits you can use to create unique centerpieces while ensuring the wedding’s seasonal atmosphere. Skip the leaves and substitute them with a subtle, classic wheat grass – you don’t need any added foliage with an outdoor wedding!

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DO: Mix up the neutrals and vibrant colors.

Fall colors go beyond the bright trees. You have multiple combinations to choose from, such as shades of lavender or emeralds and soft neutrals palettes.

Remember: there are many color schemes to choose from. Don’t be afraid to change your mind a few times before you settle on the perfect palette!

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DON’T: Pick only fall tones.

While pumpkin spice and changing leaves are fall favorites, don’t be cliché for your wedding. Avoid the palettes of reds, oranges, yellows and browns if you want to make your wedding stand out.

If you choose to incorporate any of these colors, mix them in with neutrals (as noted in the above section). However, we recommend not using all of them for your big day.

DO: Mix and match flower colors and textures.

Rich hues for classic flowers always rule weddings no matter the season. For the fall, match deeper, more dramatic shades to your color palette. Don’t worry about keeping the flowers the exact color of one of your wedding colors – a diverse palette can work as long as your colors don’t clash.

Try mixing up the classic flowers, such as roses or hydrangeas, with accents like feather grasses, twigs or berries. Texture is key for a beautiful bouquet!

DON’T: Use flowers that are out of season.

For the sake of your budget, do not order out of season flowers! If you want your bouquet to stand out, there are plenty of ways your florist can spice it up by incorporating non-floral elements. Before ordering your bouquet, make sure you know which flowers are out of season for the fall.